Monday, February 20, 2017

Making Waves

Well, it's not raining today. And it only rained a bit yesterday. But before the rain let up, there was serious damage along the coast. We've so far been spared the worst, except for wind damage around town. The surf is still surging. High tide hit the street in some spots. Here are some shots from today's walk. (Click the pics to make waves.) 

WELCOME TO THE PORT OF FUENGIROLA.
FROM ONE MOMENT...
... TO THE NEXT.
THE FALLS.

I'D PARK SOMEWHERE ELSE.
(I ALSO WOULDN'T BE SWIMMING!)
I OFTEN SIT ON THE LOW ROUND ROCK AT RIGHT...
A SECOND LATER...
DON'T WORRY. I WAS OUT OF THE WAY IN TIME.
LOTS OF AVAILABLE SEATING. MAYBE BECAUSE IT'S MONDAY?
I THINK THE IRRIGATION SYSTEM WORKED TOO WELL.

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    1. anne marie:
      And still pleasant enough to go for a walk and take pictures!

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  2. I SO respect the power of the ocean!
    Incredible photos here, Mitch! Very invigorating to watch.

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    1. Jim:
      I had been watching from the terrace and realized it would be a good day for some powerful shots.

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  3. Incredible photos Mitchell! We lived in Nova Scotia some years ago and went through a hurricane while we were there. Of course we had to go down to the beach just before the hurricane got really bad. The ocean was quite something. Beautiful and dangerous at the same time.
    Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Cat Lover:
      We used to do the same in Southern California... head down to the beach just before a storm (and in plenty of time to get away safely).

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  4. Isn't it amazing how things can change so drastically. Some beautiful pics there I might say.

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    1. Ron:
      Surf is still high today but seems to be smoothing out a bit. And the sun is shining!

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  5. Since finding your blog, is the weather turbulent there a lot? It seems there is lots of posting of terrible rains, flooding and winds there? It looks so beautiful otherwise in the quite times,lol. But you caught some real good pictures, and even put yourself in peril for us. shucks. Your my hero!

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    1. mistress maddie:
      This has been a strange and stormy winter. Our average ANNUAL rainfall is 20 inches. In February, average rainfall for the month is less than 2.5 inches. We had more than 5 inches of rain in 6 hours over the weekend.

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  6. Exciting! The photo series ending with the falls is very impressive. Mondays can be like that. ;-)

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    1. Wilma:
      I took 534 photos yesterday and somehow managed to pare down this post to just 10. Glad you liked that series.

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  7. I love the absolute raw energy of a rough sea. When I lived on the coast I used go and look at the immense power of the waves - from a safe distance of course.

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    1. Heron:
      I always keep a safe distance (even though the "underwater pic" may not look that way). Simply amazing.

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  8. An altogether different ocean from the oe you usually see in your wonderful pictures.

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    1. Stephen:
      Very different today, too. The surf is still very high, but the waves are much more even. Surfers are out!

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